• Date: 07/06/2018
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Bob Rushton Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 05/11/2018

Three Counties Agricultural Society

Breed: Border Collie

Three Counties Championship Show 2018

Border Collie

Judge: Mr R F (Bob) Rushton

Thank you all for bringing your lovely dogs for me to judge, I found some very good specimens and I just want to make it clear that there were several classes where most of the dogs where of excellent type, and with the correct border collie construction. Type is of paramount importance in any breed, and in the border collie their athletic untiring movement is generated from their construction and is part of the dog’s type. Those specimens with incorrect shoulder and without fore chest could be seen to visibly tire in just a couple of trips around the ring.

BEST OF BREED : 1699 GREEN Mr R K & Mrs V F Sh Ch Fayken I Am Legend JW

Dog CC : 1699 GREEN Mr R K & Mrs V F Sh Ch Fayken I Am Legend JW

Res Dog CC : 1740 WILKINSON Mrs P A Altricia What About That

Bitch CC : 1698 GREEN Mr R K Fayken I Am Love JW

Res Bitch CC : 1697 GREEN Mr R K Fayken The Devil In Me JW

Best Puppy : 1700 GREGORY Mrs J K Tonkory Under The Sun

Best Veteran :

Class 541 MPD NO ENTRIES

Class 542 PD (2 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 1718 RATCLIFFE Miss J Arrodare Hear It For The Boy

Equal length of upper arm and shoulder, balanced angulation front and rear, Good deep chest, with plenty of rib. Level back, tight feet, movement was classic border collie action tireless with endurance. Correct head shape with good under jaw, expressive and alert ears well used, dark eye.

2nd: 1726 SHAHMATOVA Dr M Nashdom Putting On The Style

Preferred the head shape and construction of 1, good ears, well used, short in upper arm, deep chest, long rib, but rolling action when moving, due to lack of reach.

 Class 543 JD (4 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 1718 RATCLIFFE Miss J Arrodare Hear It For The Boy

As before

2nd: 1712 LEE Miss B Master Of Illusion

Good type, correct head shape with good under jaw, would have preferred darker eye. Expressive dog with well used ears. Good length of rib and correct overall outline. Movement good, but not the reach of 1, again due to shorter upper arm.

3rd: 1726 SHAHMATOVA Dr M Nashdom Putting On The Style

Class 544 YD (7 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 1712 LEE Miss B Master Of Illusion

As 2nd last class

2nd: 1717 POLLARD Mr D Janbell The Force Awakens

Front was somewhat loose and tended to stand with feet turned out, and down at pastern, good shoulders, balanced angulation front and rear. Because the structure is basically correct this front could possibly be improved with roadwork. Moved well, dark eye and kind expression, I preferred the head of 1st placed dog.

3rd: 1710 KINTON, Mr & Mrs D & K A & DAVIS Mrs V Kinaway All Is Said And Done For Jacamalis JW

Class 545 PGD (6 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 1707 KERR Mrs H R Sheltysham Son Of Swag For Borderclan (ai) JW

Well-constructed dog, correct front with equal length of shoulder and upper-arm, legs fixed on under the dog to give sufficient fore chest. Level back, deep chest with plenty of rib length. Appealing head, dark eye, not too much cheek, complete dentition. Good movement with forward reach and drive.

2nd: 1712 LEE Miss B Master Of Illusion

As previous

3rd: 1671 BARWICK Mrs E A Tobermoray Talk Of The Town JW

Class 546 LD (6 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 1740 WILKINSON Mrs P A Altricia What About That

I really appreciated going over this tri dog. Well-constructed, excellent front, equal length of shoulder and upper arm, set on a well sprung rib that has both depth and length, the rear angulation matches the front exactly and the well set square croup gives the perfect border collie structure for movement that is very free flowing, smooth and effortless, this dog could run miles and miles without tiring. In my opinion he had the best movement on the day. Appealing head, good under jaw, kind expression, and dark eye, expressive and well used ears. Presented in excellent coat. Thank you for bringing this dog, pleased to award him reserve CC. In choosing the CC winner over this dog I just preferred the overall showman ship and ring presence of the CC wining dog, but it was close.

2nd: 1687 ENTWISTLE Mrs K Janbell Here Comes Trouble

Another dog of excellent type, strong head, kind expression, well-constructed with deep chest and level back, moved well around the ring

3rd: 1727 SHAHMATOVA Dr M Nashdom Putting On The Ritz

Class 547 OD (9 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 1699 GREEN Mr R K & Mrs V F Sh Ch Fayken I Am Legend JW

It’s difficult as an exhibitor to get past a perfectly constructed dog, who looks keen, has the type, and is very fit and well-muscled, and whose handler has him trained to perfection….

A well-made dog oozing type, the front assembly on this dog is excellent, having equal shoulder and upper arm, he has a deep chest and his front legs are set back on the chest to bring them exactly under the dog allowing the freedom of movement needed for endurance in the border collie. With tight feet, strong pasterns, he has level top line, and plenty of rib length. His rear angulation matches the front and he has a square croup with a low set tail. He has a good reach of neck, and correct border collie refined head, he has appealing expression with dark eye. His movement is free and easy demonstrating endurance, with plenty of front extension, looked like he could maintain this all day. Pleased to award him Dog CC and Best of Breed.

2nd: 1719 RATCLIFFE Miss J Arrodare Hear Me Roar

Well-constructed dog with balanced angulation, good fore-chest, level back, and plenty of rib length, Correct angle of croup, with low set tail;, moved with drive. Expressive dog with good use of ears, moved with drive and endurance. Good type. In choosing the reserve CC, I preferred the movement of dog no 1740

3rd: 1689 FAWCETT Miss H L Sh Ch Laceway Photo Finish

Class 548 VD (6 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 1695 GOWING Miss A G Wildblue It's The Business (Imp) Sh.CM

Well-made dog of good overall shape, and good type. Well-constructed with good front assembly, balanced with the rear. Refined border collie head, with dark eye and kind expression, moved around the ring with drive.

2nd: 1686 DAVIS Mrs V Kinaway I Am Sir Matt for Jacamalis Sh.CM

Well-made dog, good head and kind expression, well-constructed and moved with drive. I preferred the head of the first placed dog.

3rd: 1684 ASHMAN Mr & Mrs M Bordadale Star Gazer

Class 549 MPB (1 Entries) Abs: 1

No Entries

Class 550 PB (3 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 1700 GREGORY Mrs J K Tonkory Under The Sun

Compact well-made bitch with good angulation, balanced shoulder and upper arm, good fore chest, well sprung rib appealing head and well used ears when the handler let go of its head. Good coat and moved with reach and drive showing endurance. Pleased to award her Best Puppy in breed.

2nd: 1728 SHAHMATOVA Dr M Nashdom La Vie Est Belle

Appealing puppy bitch of good type, typical border collie head, with expressive ears. Well-constructed with good angulation front and rear, moved with drive. Preferred the overall shape of 1.

3rd: 1738 WARD Mrs P B Diamonds Are Forever In Starside

Class 551 JB (3 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 1728 SHAHMATOVA Dr M Nashdom La Vie Est Belle

As previous

2nd: 1711 LANCASTER Mrs K May's Bellis Perenne From Cranberry Cottage

Well-constructed bitch with balanced angulation front and rear, preferred head shape and ear carriage of 1st placed dog.

3rd: 1713 MANN Mrs L H Borderpride Time To Dream

Class 552 YB (4 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 1670 AUSTIN, Ms S P & ZOLAKOVA Ms K Hysteps Made To Measure

There were 4 particularly nice bitches in this class all of good type and all very well constructed, and only separated on finer points. The first placed bitch has an appealing expression, good head shape with dark eye. Her front assembly was correct for the breed with equal length shoulder and upper arm, set on to the chest well back. Plenty of rib and short in firm loin. Level back, well set croup. Moved in a free flowing, continuous way that showed tireless endurance.

2nd: 1701 GREGORY Mrs J K Tonkory Some Have It JW

Appealing bitch with soft expression, good head shape, and ears used well. Construction similar to 1st place dog, though preferred the first place dogs movement on this occasion.

3rd: 1677 BRIDGES, Mrs L A & COOPER Mrs E Kirkbridgend Athena

Res: 1708 KINTON Mr D & Mrs K A Kinaway I Have A Dream JW

Class 553 PGB (8 Entries) Abs: 2

1st: 1732 SMITH, Mr N & GREEN Mr R Fayken Striptease JW

Excellent robust construction, correct front assembly matched by rear and with level top line and correct angle of croup. Moved with drive around the ring, showing endurance. Coat in good condition, eyes and nose matching blue coat colour perfectly.

 2nd: 1674 BRIDGES Mrs L & Mr D Kirkbridgend Rock Star AW(B)

Well-constructed , with correct front, well angulated, moved with drive, excellent type, but would have preferred a darker eye, I know the dog does not work with its eye colour, but this is the show ring.

3rd: 1739 WARD Mrs P B Starside Sunrise

Res: 1720 RATCLIFFE, Miss J & ATKIN Mrs L Story Rex Miss Bewitched By Arrodare (Imp)

VHC: 1714 MANN Mrs L H Borderpride Quan Yin

Class 554 LB (5 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 1697 GREEN Mr R K Fayken The Devil In Me JW

Expressive feminine bitch with a correct head shape and dark eyes. Complete dentition, front assembly correct with good fore-chest, set on to a broad chest with plenty of rib, level top line and correct angle of croup. Movement free, driving and with endurance. Reserve CC In choosing the CC winner I preferred the ear carriage, and overall finish of these very similar bitches.

2nd: 1685 CORNFORTH Mrs P Altricia Touch The Stars For Charchris

Well-constructed bitch with correct front assembly, equal shoulder and upper arm, level back and correct angle of croup. Well broken merle markings, and darkly pigmented. Moved with endurance and drive, I just preferred the degree of femininity of first place bitch.

3rd: 1688 ENTWISTLE Mrs K Rogansrock Dream Maker At Beesting

Res: 1704 HARGREAVES Miss M Harbecca Call Me Madam

VHC: 1696 GOWING Miss A G Miraje It's Too Darn Hot At Pikara Sh.CM

Class 555 OB (7 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 1698 GREEN Mr R K Fayken I Am Love JW

Again a class packed with lovely dogs, all representing their breed in quality and type.

Appealing bitch with an appealing classical border collie head. Dark eye and kind expression. Ears well carried and used expressively. Tight feet, good bone without coarseness, correct front assembly with equal length of upper arm and shoulder, set on a well-developed chest. The front legs are set back on the chest to bring them exactly under the dog allowing the freedom of movement needed for endurance in the border collie. Front angulation balanced with the rear and a correct angle of croup. Movement free and easy, controlled and demonstrating tireless endurance. Coat and condition excellent, Bitch CC In deciding on Best of breed I loved them both, but picked the dog on ring presence.

2nd: 1706 KERNAHAN, Ms K & SCOTT Mrs M Cebelrai Aludra Sh.CM

Another lovely bitch, with excellent type. She has a good head shape and appealing expression, Well constructed with plenty of fore chest that is needed for correct movement. Balanced angulation and equal length of shoulder and upper arm. Level back, plenty of rib with short loin. Correct croup and in excellent coat. Movement was excellent, free flowing and showing endurance. In choosing the reserve cc winner I preferred the darker eye and expression of res. CC winner.

3rd: 1691 FAWCETT Miss H L Laceway Echo Falls JW

Res: 1674 BRIDGES Mrs L & Mr D Kirkbridgend Rock Star AW(B)

VHC: 1729 SHAHMATOVA Dr M Tonkory I'll Be There For Nashdom

Class 556 VB (5 Entries) Abs: 0 . 1st: 1692 FAWCETT Miss H L Sh Ch Laceway Wiggly Giggly

Attractive bitch of good type, lovely ear carriage and expressively used. Her construction was excellent with correct fore chest and shoulders equal length with upper arm and set well under the dog. Balanced front and rear angulation. Movement free flowing and showing endurance. Excellent coat and representing the breed well at 11 years old.

2nd: 1702 GREGORY Mrs J K Sh Ch Tonkory Qu'est Que C'est JW

Another attractive bitch with correct head shape well carried ears and correct construction front and rear, level top line and good angle of croup. Well coated and presented in good condition. Movement free and easy. I preferred the darker eye of first placed dog.

3rd: 1705 KERNAHAN Ms K Cebelrai Nashira

Res: 1723 RICHARDS Mrs D S Tonkory Bundle Of Fun At Chastanse

VHC: 1675 BRIDGES Mrs L & Mr D Kirkwind Poppet At Kirkbridgend AW(S)